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Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (foot) took full practice reps all week. Richardson has cleared 40 yards in three straight games and has 16 targets in that span. He’s a pretty nice cheap play in DFS this week.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Patriots WR Matt Slater (foot) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Graham is good to go.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 19. Green isn’t going to play, so Jesse James should continue to see most of the snaps at tight end. He’s a touchdown-or-bust option at this point.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (quadricep) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) took full practice reps all week. Hooper is back. He’s a decent low-cost dart throw, though he hasn’t had a good fantasy line since Week 9, when he posted 3-46-1 on six targets. He only saw 10 targets over his next five games before being sidelined.

Rams hire Wade Phillips to run the defense

Friday, January 13, 2017, 2:01pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Wade Phillips has agreed to terms to become Rams defensive coordinator, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not often that a coordinator of Phillips' caliber is available, so this is a good hire for the Rams. Phillips ran one of the best defenses in the league the last two years in Denver. Before that, his Texans D was in the top seven in yards allowed for three straight years. Before that, his Cowboys D finished in the top nine in yards allowed in three of his four seasons in Dallas.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson ruled out vs. Cowboys

Friday, January 13, 2017, 11:56am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says WR Jordy Nelson, who has multiple rib fractures, will be out for Sunday’s game vs. Cowboys.

Related players: Geronimo Allison, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Jeff Janis

Fantasy Impact:

Geronimo Allison will likely pick up most of his snaps. He played 58% of the snaps against the Giants, and had a quiet game, but that was with Nelson playing 23% of the snaps. In the two previous games, with Randall Cobb sidelined, Allison played 73% and 81% of the snaps, posting 4-66 (on seven targets) against the Vikings and 4-91-1 (on six targets) against the Lions.

Bills tab Leslie Frazier to run the defense

Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:45am

Jamison Hensley - [Full Article]

Ravens secondary coach Leslie Frazier has been hired as the Bills defensive coordinator.

Fantasy Impact:

Frazier has 12 years of experience as a defensive coordinator or head coach. His best years were in Minnesota when he guided the defense to a top eight finish in yards allowed in three straight seasons (2008-2010).

Chargers hire Anthony Lynn as head coach

Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:38am

ESPN - [Full Article]

In need of a jump-start after just nine wins in two seasons, the Chargers believe Anthony Lynn can breathe some fresh air into this franchise in a new city.

Fantasy Impact:

Lynn took over as offensive coordinator in Week 3, and the team averaged 25.8 points in the final 14 games, an average that would have been good enough to score the 8th-most points in the league.

Rams hire Sean McVay as head coach

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 5:33pm

PFT - [Full Article]

One day after giving Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay a second interview, the Rams will be making him the youngest head coach in NFL history. The Rams have announced that the 30-year-old McVay will be the next coach of the team.

Related players: Todd Gurley

Fantasy Impact:

McVay has been Washington's offensive coordinator for the last three seasons. In 2016 the unit posted the 3rd-most yards and the 12th-most points after scoring the 10th-most points in 2015. His rushing games have never finished higher than 19th in yards or 14th in attempts, so the hire doesn't necessarily mean that Todd Gurley is out of the woods.

Broncos tab Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 11:49pm

UPI - [Full Article]

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mike McCoy, and former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave were set to interview for the Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator vacancy this week. CSN's John Middlekauff reported Wednesday night that the Broncos' new coach, Vance Joseph, chose to hire McCoy.

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy wasn't playing with a full deck this year in San Diego with both Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead injured, but his offense still managed to post the 9th most points in the league. In fact, his offenses have finished in the top 10 in total yards in three of the last five seasons. This is a good hire for Denver, who are a quarterback (Tyrod Taylor?) away from a great offense.

Bills hire Sean McDermott as head coach

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 4:16pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Bills ended their latest head-coaching search Wednesday, agreeing to hire Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott to succeed the fired Rex Ryan, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano.

McDermott is expected to bring a 4-3 defensive scheme back to the Bills, who finished fourth in yards allowed in 2014 while using former defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's 4-3 system.

Fantasy Impact:

The hire is a good sign for the Bills' defense, but more importantly, who will McDermott hire as offensive coordinator? And will the franchise keep Tyrod Taylor?

Broncos tab Vance Joseph as head coach

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:50pm

CBS - [Full Article]

The Broncos are expected to offer Vance Joseph their head coaching job, according to's Mike Klis. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the week that Joseph was the front-runner for the job heading into the interview process. Joesph, who served as the Dolphins' defensive coordinator during the 2016 season, would replace Gary Kubiak, who retired a year after leading Denver to a title in Super Bowl 50.

Fantasy Impact:

The Dolphins' defense gave up the 4th-most yards and were in the middle of the pack in points allowed. It will be interesting to see who the Broncos pick to run the offense now that Gary Kubiak is gone.

Raiders don't renew contract of OC Bill Musgrave

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 5:38pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Raiders former OC Bill Musgrave had a contract that was expiring. OAK lets it expire. May have an in-house candidate in QB Todd Downing.

Fantasy Impact:

Musgrave's offense improved to 6th in yards gained and 7th in points scored, so the move is somewhat surprising.

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